Jet Ski Crimes & Incidents - 837/21

Date Responded 22 June 2021

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

I am writing to ask for information on the total number of incidents and crimes recorded involving jet skis.

I would like the numbers for the financial years 2017/8, 2018/9, 2019/20 and 2020/21.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows with the below caveats noted.

• Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

• The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

• To provide a response to this submission data has had to be retrieved from various recording systems.

• Incidents were searched based on the search terms "jet ski", "jetski" and "jet-ski" within the incident description, along with any marine incident closing codes. As such it is possible that due to mis-spellings, some incidents or crimes have not been included within this search. We are only able to search on the first three lines of the incident description.

• Crimes were searched for the keywords above within the MO.

• Property searches were made to establish if the jet ski had been recorded as damaged, associated, stolen or any other listing.

The results of these searches are as below.

 

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Incidents

17

30

16

58

Crimes

2

2

1

1


If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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